Papers of the British Records Association (Australia)

Scope and Content

Wills, letters of administration, leases, agreements, etc. relating to privateand business affairs in Australia, 1842-1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in 1932, the British Records Association exists to encourage and assistwith the preservation, care, use and publication of historical records.

Access Information

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 645 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Custodial History

The papers were initially deposited with the British Records Association as follows:

  • Bucknall family probates and letters of administration, 1890-1904, through Flegg & Sons, solicitors, of London
  • Probates of William Heywood, 1871, through Bridges, Sawtell & Adams, solicitors, of London
  • Letters of administration of John Mattinson, Philip Thomas Bowden, Alfred Diaper and Thomas Ritchie, 1842-1872, and probate of Charles Hay, 1848, through Vizards, of London
  • Probate of William Holland Goldsmid, 1903, through Godden, Holme & Co., of London
  • Documents concerning the Canning Jarrah Timber Company Limited, The South Australian Tramways Co. Ltd., etc., c1882-1903, through Morrish, Strode & Co., of London
  • Letters of administration of John Walker Kelsall, 1884, through Julius White & Bywater, of London
  • Letters of administration of George Halford Parker, 1873, through Penningtons & Lewis & Lewis, of London
  • Reconveyance of property at New Norfolk, Van Diemens Land, 1842, through Waterhouse & Co., solicitors, of London
  • Correspondence from Mellwraith McEacharn & Co. concerning investments in the Darling Downs and Western Land Company Ltd., 1893-18, through Williams & James, solicitors, of London
  • Other papers, through Taylor Garrett, solicitors, of London

Related Material

Mortgages, conveyances, deeds of administration, death certificates, etc.,1854-1911 (ref. MSS. Austr. s. 12). Further transferrals from the British Records Association relating toareas other than Australasia are listed in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996) and in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 andCumulative Index, compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1978.

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